Friday, August 26, 2011

Horse Country Rolling Oaks Ranch Estates of Southwest Ranches Florida

Fortune International Realty of Weston, Florida is offering a unique opportunity to acquire a custom designed home on a two acre parcel at pre-construction prices. Located in the town of Southwest Ranches of Broward County, also horse country, buyers have the choice of designing a home in size from 4000 to 10,000 sq. ft. The community itself is situated on a 40 acre site with a contemporary entrance and state of the art security. Homes will be built with being green in mind by use of solar panels and high efficiency appliances to name a few. Construction will take up to one year and we offer up to 65% LTV. Why not give me a call for a free brochure and tour of the area? Southwest Ranches sits between Pembroke Pines and Weston and is very much horse friendly. Contact Morris Massre at the Weston office at 954-214-6014.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Spectacular Davie Florida Townhouse For Sale

A spectacular real estate deal in Davie, Florida awaits you. This one is perhaps one of the best available right now because it is not a distress, short, or foreclosure sale. It is best to jump on this townhouse with the utmost urgency because it will not last.
This lovely, Key West style, two floor townhouse offers the following; one car garage with opener, fully tiled first floor, alarm system with free monitoring, granite counters & stainless steel appliances in kitchen, french doors overlooking green area in back, dual balconies on second floor, stack washer/dryer, pool, and playground.
But best of all it is not rent restricted, so if you are an investor looking for something good to put your money into besides the stock market, this is it because it can be rented right away for top dollar. The location is stellar with close proximity to Nova Southeastern University. Asking price is a mere $145K for this incredible 2/2.5 and maintenance is only $260. and that includes insurance.
For more info or pictures, or to simply schedule a viewing contact Morris Massre of Fortune International Realty at 954-214-6014 or email

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tenants Are Oil and Short Sales Are Water

They just do not mix! For every short sale in South Florida I have ever had, and there have been many, the homes without a tenant have sold faster and smoother by a long shot. short sale Here I am, stuck in the middle between tenant and owner, who is obviously in deep trouble with his home, and I have to deal with an uncooperative tenant just to show the property.

Granted, I don't mind doing it now and again with a cooperative tenant, but I have yet to meet one! Once a tenant realizes you are in trouble or underwater the last thing they want to do is cooperate with an agent in the showing of "their" home. Why not just ride it out until the bank takes it is their philosophy.

Part of any leasing agreement between landlord and tenant should always stipulate cooperation in the showing of a property should the owner decide to sell it. On the other hand, the owners generally don't want to ruffle any feathers, so they deal with the bull these tenants throw their way and then shuffle it off my way to. Well, that just isn't going to fly. I am a professional and should be treated that way. I do not work for the tenant and shouldn't have to put up with them. I work for the owner, and as such, should be treated with respect. The owner has to put his foot down and lay down the rules in the showing of their property before listing it and make sure the tenants are compliant before even hiring an agent.

The tenant is not your friend in this situation sellers! You are so much better off getting rid of them for so many reasons, but chiefly because your home will sell so much faster without them, thus saving you money, headaches, and saving your credit hopefully. The tenant does not care one bit about you and their situation. If they did they would be helping in the cause, not putting up roadblocks. As a short sale agent in South Florida you best bet is to take my advice and either make absolutley certain your tenant is cooperating or end the lease. You cannot have it both ways where you can keep them and their money, while at the same time sell to someone new. This type of mentality works very, very rarely. You don't need the money anyway. The bank knows you have stopped paying the mortgage and you are trying to sell, your lawyer is taking care of that. Let him do his job and your agent do his and you will be all the better for it in the long run. Remember, the tenant is not your friend.